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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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COLUMBUS T. RICE was born near Union, Boone Co., Ky., January 10, 1826, and is the second of a family of five children, born to Edward and Annie (Utz) Rice. Edward Rice was born in Woodford County, Ky., June 15, 1795, and was a son of Benjamin Rice, who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky at an early date, settled in Woodford County, and afterward moved to what is now Kenton County, where he lived and died. Edward Rice was a farmer, and followed the same all his life. He was in the war of 1812, and died November 21, 1878. His wife, Annie Utz, was born in Virginia, near Fredericksburg, December 17, 1805; she came to Kentucky with her parents when quite small, and was married about 1819. Columbus T. Rice was brought up on the farm, and received his education at the common schools. He has followed farming all his life. May 14, 1850, he was married to Sallie A. Norman, a daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Conner) Norman, of Boone County. To this union two children have been born, viz.: Benjamin L., born March 2, 1851; Mary A., born November 16, 1858. Mr. Rice is a member of the Baptist Church. Politically he was formerly a Whig, but is now a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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